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This workshop focused on the application of core economic tools to address questions that are of interest to researchers and policymakers alike. It met weekly on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Saieh Hall Room 146.

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Fall 2018 Program

Tuesday, October 2 – Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago

Title: Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets

Tuesday, October 9 – Erik Hurst, University of Chicago

Title: Income Growth, Spatial Sorting and the Distributional Effects of Urban Gentrification

Tuesday, October 16 – Margaux Luflade, University of Pennsylvania

Title: The Value of Information in Centralized School Choice Systems

Tuesday, October 23 – Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia

Title: Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects

Tuesday, October 30 – Camille Landais, London School of Economics

Title: Subsidizing Labor Hoarding in Recessions: The Employment & Welfare Effects of Short Time Work

Tuesday, November 6 – Amy Finkelstein, MIT

Title: Place-Based Drivers of Mortality: Evidence from Migration

Tuesday, November 13 – Danielle Li, MIT

Title: Developing Novel Drugs

Tuesday, November 20 – Jesse Shapiro, Brown

Title: On the Informativeness of Descriptive Statistics for Structural Estimates

Tuesday, November 27 – Matt Notowidigdo, Northwestern

Title: Take-up and Targeting: Experimental Evidence from SNAP